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Top 5! Hot Topics That Brought The Heat In July

July has been quite an eventful month in entertainment.

I’m talking about social media wise. Our timelines have been busier more than ever these last couple of weeks, with breaking headlines and coverage over some of the most shocking and just plain idiotic topics to scroll by on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. It almost seems as though once the warm weather comes out so does the shade, drama, and scandals. Check out the top 5 hot topics this past month had to offer our social media.

R Kelly’s “Alleged” Sex Dungeon
So “allegedly” R. Kelly turned underage women into sex slaves … so claims the family of one of the young women who is living with the R&B singer. Kelly has since denied the rumors but as you can see social media won’t let it die.

Usher Letting It Burn
This case really threw us all for a loop, Grammy Award-winning singer Usher reportedly had to pay a $1.1 million lawsuit settlement after claims that the performer gave a close family friend herpes.
The woman, who was reportedly a celebrity stylist, and get this, best friends and bridesmaid to Usher’s then wife Tameka Foster accused the performer of “consciously and purposefully” not notifying her of his infection while having unprotected sex. I guess you can say the singer is bringing a whole new meaning to “Let it burn”. Seriously though, wrap it up, it only takes 2 seconds promise.

Donnie and His White House Shenanigans
You guessed it! Donnie has hit us with “another 1” (in my DJ Khalid voice). If it’s not one thing it’s another, after the whole denial of Trump Care going down earlier in the month, to him bashing Sessions via his infamous Twitter account to even STILL finding a way to poke at both former President Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton. Trump has had quite the eventful month. At this point, can you really be surprised with what Donnie is doing? I mean really? He hasn’t even been in office for a year, and he’s caused more hell than ever. At this point just buckle up, and ride with caution, because this is going to be a long, very long 4 years. Oh, and he just banned trans people from the military too. (smh)

Keeping Up With Rob & Chyna
Joanne the Scammer would be proud, Rob and Chyna definitely made headlines for yet another dragged out social media fight. Rob and Chyna went at it once again via Instagram, when Rob accused Chyna of cheating, in which led to a frenzy of leaked photos, videos, and a hell of a lot of shade. However, Chyna has the last laugh because not only was she granted a restraining order out of it, but also a viable lawsuit. Can’t wait to see it all on the new season of KUWTK!

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Introducing Sir and Rumi Carter
I had to keep it cute for the last top moment that July has had to offer. Queen B finally gave us a glimpse of her and Jay-Z’s latest additions to the family. Born on June 13th Sir and Rumi Carter both asleep in mothers arms, made their official debut to the world via Beyonce’s Instagram.The image captioned, “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today” while using several emojis to accent the joyful mood.

 

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July has been quite an eventful month in entertainment.

I’m talking about social media wise. Our timelines have been busier more than ever these last couple of weeks, with breaking headlines and coverage over some of the most shocking and just plain idiotic topics to scroll by on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. It almost seems as though once the warm weather comes out so does the shade, drama, and scandals. Check out the top 5 hot topics this past month had to offer our social media.

R Kelly’s “Alleged” Sex Dungeon
So “allegedly” R. Kelly turned underage women into sex slaves … so claims the family of one of the young women who is living with the R&B singer. Kelly has since denied the rumors but as you can see social media won’t let it die.

Usher Letting It Burn
This case really threw us all for a loop, Grammy Award-winning singer Usher reportedly had to pay a $1.1 million lawsuit settlement after claims that the performer gave a close family friend herpes.
The woman, who was reportedly a celebrity stylist, and get this, best friends and bridesmaid to Usher’s then wife Tameka Foster accused the performer of “consciously and purposefully” not notifying her of his infection while having unprotected sex. I guess you can say the singer is bringing a whole new meaning to “Let it burn”. Seriously though, wrap it up, it only takes 2 seconds promise.

Donnie and His White House Shenanigans
You guessed it! Donnie has hit us with “another 1” (in my DJ Khalid voice). If it’s not one thing it’s another, after the whole denial of Trump Care going down earlier in the month, to him bashing Sessions via his infamous Twitter account to even STILL finding a way to poke at both former President Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton. Trump has had quite the eventful month. At this point, can you really be surprised with what Donnie is doing? I mean really? He hasn’t even been in office for a year, and he’s caused more hell than ever. At this point just buckle up, and ride with caution, because this is going to be a long, very long 4 years. Oh, and he just banned trans people from the military too. (smh)

Keeping Up With Rob & Chyna
Joanne the Scammer would be proud, Rob and Chyna definitely made headlines for yet another dragged out social media fight. Rob and Chyna went at it once again via Instagram, when Rob accused Chyna of cheating, in which led to a frenzy of leaked photos, videos, and a hell of a lot of shade. However, Chyna has the last laugh because not only was she granted a restraining order out of it, but also a viable lawsuit. Can’t wait to see it all on the new season of KUWTK!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWg8ZWyghFy/?taken-by=beyonce

Introducing Sir and Rumi Carter
I had to keep it cute for the last top moment that July has had to offer. Queen B finally gave us a glimpse of her and Jay-Z’s latest additions to the family. Born on June 13th Sir and Rumi Carter both asleep in mothers arms, made their official debut to the world via Beyonce’s Instagram.The image captioned, “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today” while using several emojis to accent the joyful mood.

 

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Study to See if Apple Watches Can Detect COVID, Now Receiving Volunteers

A study is underway to see if Apple Watches can detect COVID-19 and it is now taking volunteers.  However, the eligibility requirements are strict and narrow.

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A study is underway to see if Apple Watches can detect COVID-19 and it is now taking volunteers.  However, the eligibility requirements are strict and narrow.

The study has partnered with the University of Washington and Seattle Flu Study to take applications from volunteers.

An Apple Watch study announced in September to see whether the device can detect diseases like COVID-19 is now taking applications for volunteers.

via Kent Porter

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Researchers at the University of Washington are seeking King County residents to participate in a respiratory health study using data collected from Apple Watches. The study examines if, and how, an Apple Watch can detect early warning signs of acute respiratory infections, such as COVID-19 and flu, according to UW Medicine’s Brotman Baty Institute.

The study was announced last year in September 2020 with the launch of the Apple Watch Series 6. Check out the announcement below:

Finally, investigators with the Seattle Flu Study at the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine and faculty from the University of Washington School of Medicine will seek to learn how signals from apps on Apple Watch, such as Heart Rate and Blood Oxygen, could serve as early signs of respiratory conditions like influenza and COVID-19.’

There are two other studies being done as well by the University of California, Irvine, and Anthem, and the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at the University Health Network.

For volunteers to participate in the UW Medicine study, you must live in the Greater Seattle area, be at least twenty-two years or older, have an iPhone 6s or better, be completely fluent in English, and be willing to participate for six months. The Apple Watch will be provided to you by the study. You can read the full eligibility criteria here.

What are your thoughts concerning Apple Watches possibly being used to detect COVID-19? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

 

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DMX Reportedly in “Grave Condition” After Drug Overdose

It is being reported that rapper and actor, DMX, is now in “grave condition,” following a drug overdose which triggered a heart attack last night.

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It is being reported that rapper and actor, DMX, is now in “grave condition,” following a drug overdose which triggered a heart attack last night.

The fifty year old rapper was rushed to a White Plains, New York hospital, but the true state of his condition remains unknown as multiple reports are coming in that he is fighting for his life, or in a vegetative state after being declared brain dead. Neither his family or representatives has yet to release an official statement on his condition.

DMX drug overdose

DMX has battled drug addiction and substance abuse most of his life. In 2019, he canceled four tour dates to check into a rehab facility, apologizing to his fans for the disappointment. In multiple interviews, and most notably on OWN’s Iyanla Vanzant: Fix My Life,” the effects of said abuse has been disastrous to his family and marred his career and personal life. Still, the love and support from both celebrities and fans has been overwhelming, with many taking to social media.

Missy Elliot posted, “Prayers for DMX” on her Instagram account; with other rappers like Swizz Beatz and Rick Ross following suit. The former posted a sunset over the ocean, and the latter posting “Prayers up #DMX” with a video to an Instagram Story.

 

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Fans too have posted their well wishes, as well as their disbelief in his relapse: “Prayers to the real rough rider,” @bitchiwas999 posted with a picture of DMX at a concert, meanwhile @RasheedPanda tweeted, “The worst thing is that we all thought he had been sober this whole last year, he did songs and looked healthier and everything. Addiction ain’t no damn joke.”

As aforementioned this story is still unfolding. We will report back with new information as it becomes available and would like to send our own personal prayers up for DMX.

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Warner Bros. Drops Ava DuVernay’s “New Gods” Film from Roster

In a surprising turn of events, Warner Bros. has opted to cancel Ava DuVernay’s “New Gods” film and the Aquaman spinoff movie, “The Trench.”

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In a surprising turn of events, Warner Bros. has opted to cancel Ava DuVernay’s “New Gods” film and the Aquaman spinoff movie, “The Trench.”

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The New Gods

“New Gods” is based off a race of fictional characters of the same name created by Jack Kirby. These “New Gods” are beings from an alternate universe, The Fourth World, dominated by two planets, New Genesis and Apokolips, who are constantly at war. The latter world has a number of heroes and villains who have been both allies and enemies to DC Comics’ superheroes. The New God, Steppenwolf, was the primary antagonist of Joss Whedon and Zack Snyder’s versions of “The Justice League” movie.

As aforementioned, “The Trench” is a spinoff of Warner Bros.’ highly successful “Aquaman” film, set in an area of the Earth’s oceans haunted by Atlanteans who became monsters, warped from their time trapped there for generations. In the Aquaman film it was the place the titular character’s mother, Atlanna, was imprisoned for having him.

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Monsters from “The Trench” in Aquaman

This news comes on the heels of the company going through a complete overhaul of its DC Comics based superhero properties in film, streaming on HBO Max, and its television series on The CW, dubbed the “Arrowverse” (an interconnected series of shows including Arrow, The Flash, Black Lightning, Supergirl, Superman & Lois, Batwoman, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Stargirl).

Warner Bros. and DC Comics released a statement concerning the cancellations, “As part of our DC slate, some legacy  development titles including New Gods and The Trench will not be moving forward. We thank our partners Ava DuVernay, Tom King, James Wan and Peter Safran for their time and collaboration during this process and look forward to our continued partnership with them on other DC stories. The projects will remain in their skillful hands if they were to move forward in the future.”

Ava DuVernay would have been the first African-American woman to lead a superhero film for Warner Bros. and DC Comics. Ava has not released an official statement concerning her film’s cancellation but did tweet the following:

Although Ava will not be doing “New Gods” for the foreseeable future. However, she will still be at the helm of The CW’s latest superhero series, “Naomi,” set to debut this fall.

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